Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) last week invited proposals from engineering design firms to appoint a Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for developing two metro stations at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) as part of the 37 km Bangalore Metro Phase 2B project.
Both of these stations – Airport City and KIA Terminals – are at the northern-end of the mostly-elevated 56 km ORR-Airport Line (Line-5 / Blue Line) which will connect the airport with Silkboard through 30 stations.
Back in September, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. and BIAL had signed a MoU to develop the roughly 4.5 km at-grade section within the airport’s property. Per BIAL’s press release, BMRCL would execute the construction of the airport section’s main-line including systems, while BIAL would develop, manage and maintain both stations.
Brief Scope of RFP: BIAL proposes to appoint a consultant to provide Design Consultancy Services for Airport Terminal Metro Station and Airport City Metro Station at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. BIAL expects the Consultant to co-ordinate with BIAL stakeholders, develop detailed design deliverables from the schematic drawings that are already completed and available with BIAL.
- RFP Issued: 18th Nov 2020 at 14:00 hrs
- Pre-Bid Meeting: 24th Nov 2020
- Proposal Submission Deadline: 14th Dec 2020 at 18:00 hrs
- Silkboard – HBR Layout section: awarded to SMEC International Pty. Ltd for Rs 8.30 crore
- HBR Layout – Airport section: awarded to AECOM India – Consulting Engineers Group JV for Rs 6.26 crore
The main-line’s construction will be partly financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and per their website – the KIA Terminals Station will be partially underground.
After the DDC is appointed, which I reckon would happen in Q2 2021, the appointed consultant will likely take 3-6 months to prepare tender drawings in order to invite bids for both stations’ construction.
Bids for Phase 2B’s construction, barring these two stations and a new depot, were invited in July with an original submission deadline of September 3. That date has been moved twice, and the current deadline is December 14 at 3 pm. BMRCL is also looking to appoint a Project Management Consultant (PMC) to assist them with developing the entire Blue Line and the deadline for submitting bids was recently pushed to December 7 at 3 pm.
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